Author Archives: NMN

Fiji rarity snagged off eBay listing

By Kerry Rodgers eBay is full of surprises. A patient and regular winnowing of the dross can yield the occasional gleam of pure gold. A choice nugget emerged in March when a Spanish vendor offered a Fiji Banking and Commercial … Continue reading

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Original Series $100 discovered

A recently discovered Original Series $100 National Bank Note from the Salem National Banking Co. of Salem, N.J., charter 1326, will crosses the block at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money this … Continue reading

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Random coin stampings untraceable

I have a French coin with a large “S” punched in horizontally across the bust. Who put it on the coin? The countermark on your coin is something that could have been added at any time from when the coin … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (July 26, 2016)

From the July 1  Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Are you excited about the approaching issuance of a U.S. palladium coin? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Another low-mintage, high-priced coin that will sell out … Continue reading

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Vivid series 1934 $20, $100 notes never issued

By Peter Huntoon June 14, 1934 The Honorable Secretary of the Treasury (Henry Morganthau Jr.) My Dear Mr. Secretary: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the act approved May 12, 1933, as amended by the Gold Reserve Act … Continue reading

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Shipwreck yields ancient coin bounty

By Richard Giedroyc They may not be gold doubloons and pieces of eight, but the ancient Roman coins recently recovered from the wreck of a Roman ship off the coast of Israel are of great value to archaeologists. The coins … Continue reading

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Can Ireland really do without cash?

Can Ireland’s central bank force a cashless payment system on Ireland’s citizens? The word “force” is appropriate since statistics indicate cash withdrawals from Automated Teller Machines is 66 percent higher in Ireland than is the average for the European Union … Continue reading

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Silver dollar for Lions in 2017

Helen Keller’s “Knights of the Blind” will be honored in 2017 with the 100th anniversary Lions Clubs International commemorative silver dollar. The coin’s obverse and reverse designs were unveiled June 28 at its annual convention in Fukuoka, Japan. Mintage will … Continue reading

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A look back on Chet Krause

Chet Krause’s contributions to numismatics, as well as a large number of other hobbies, will always be remembered. Here’s a look back on his life:

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Tracking prices not an easy thing

Could the trend of the coin market be tracked by following the results of a weekly or monthly local coin show? It would be necessary to have all the dealers at that show share their invoices to track the transactions … Continue reading

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